Modifying our behaviors to reverse the effects of global warming will be a challenge for the entire world, but it is essential that we do so. We must preserve our planet for the future generations to ensure
Task 1 How is global warming affecting the arctic? • The arctic is estimated to be ice free by 2030 due to global warming and the melting of the ice caps.
Global Warming is a major world problem that we have but people don’t seem to realize that and it may end all life on earth as we know it. We are causing many problems to the earth that we don’t realize what we are doing we may think everything is ok but it’s not. Global warming is all our fault and we need to stop!
Climate change will cause the air in the arctic to get warmer which melts the permafrost in the ground. The Sea ice will melt due to higher temperatures of the air and ocean, ending in rising sea levels and the melting of glaciers. You might think we have lots of time before this happens but in reality each year we lose about twice the size
Executive Summery Economic growth is vital to sustain human life; however, the unsustainable consumption of natural resources to attain this demand is leading to self-destruction. The Earth is facing environmental changes, including climate changes, which are altering the Earth system. Significantly higher thermal expansion is inescapable if the increasing pollution by carbon dioxide emission continues relentlessly. One evidence of this change is global warming and its impact in the Arctic Ice. The critical role of the Arctic in the global climate system implies that Arctic Ice changes will have far-reaching connotations for, and feedbacks to, the entire Earth. Currently, the warning signs include: rapid diminishing of sea ice, increased mass
Global climate change is an issue being debated all over the world from the recent presidential debates late last year to documentaries being created on either side of the global warming debate. Currently, the world is experiencing many tremendous changes including warming or the earth and rising of our oceans. “The heat extremes were especially pervasive in the Arctic, with temperatures in the fall running 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal across large stretches of the Arctic Ocean. Sea ice in that region has been in precipitous decline for years, and Arctic communities are already wrestling with enormous problems, such as rapid coastal erosion, caused by the changing climate” ”(Gillis, 2). Some believe that global warming exists while
One of the global warming changes our planet is going through is the melting of glaciers in the Arctic sea. John Hawkins states, “How much Arctic ice really matters is an open question since the very limited evidence we have suggests that a few
The Global Warming is one of the biggest issues of our time. Most people don't care or think that one person can make the difference. These people, including my self, continue their life like waiting for the problems to fix themselves. Scientists have said that in a few years many parts of our planet would be lost due to the big amount of water. If it continues like this there is going to be a time where lands would be extincted. Now is the time to take action and fix what ourselves have
(1) Discussions were held in class about how humans could respond to climate change. Two options could be mitigation or adaptation. Through mitigation, people would try to stop/prevent any further melting in the Arctic Ocean. This could be done by consuming fewer fossil fuels and sequestering carbon to stop the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere. Through adaptation, people would have to face the consequences of the Arctic being ice-free by 2030. This would include building more dikes, higher sea walls, and creating pumping and drainage systems for all the ocean’s water that hits the coastal land. But, with adaptation, there will still be vital species lost.
The problem is that the arctic melt has caused global warming and climate change. In the Arctic, the ice is melting and the air is warming. Unfortunately, the Arctic ocean is taking in a lot of sunlight which causes it to become even warmer. Ice and snow cover take up a smaller space and used to be only present for under a year, but now that number is even less. As this happens, permafrost warms. As the years go on, mountain glaciers, sea ice, and the Greenland ice sheet melt faster and faster. Throughout this century, the Arctic ocean will have a limited amount of ice or will have no ice at all. Climate change is to blame for the arctic melt.
With proof that our water levels are rising, our temperatures are rising, and our ice caps are melting should show that this is a problem that needs fixed above all. We need to start saving our planet. We should set laws, try our best personally to reduce our carbon footprint and try to make our atmosphere better. With help from people around the world we can stop climate change and help this planet for the better. We should invest our money in alternative power, conduct more research about the chemicals we are putting into our atmosphere, protect the oceans, and put regulations on companies that produce power or materials that release carbon or methane into the atmosphere. Stopping climate change will not be easy. Every single country on the planet has to participate in the clean up but with your help, we will be able to convince every country and every government that this problem needs to be fixed and fixed
In the Ian Eisenman, Tapio Schneider, Davis Battisti, and Cecilia Bitz’s article “Consistent Changes in the Sea Ice Seasonal Cycle in Response to Global Warming”, published in Journal of Climate, authors describes and illustrates how global warming affect arctic ice. Authors explain that even though, changes in distribution in ice
A recent study has shown that Arctic Sea ice could disappear entirely by the summer of 2045. Less than 30 years away, this date is far sooner than other models have predicted, which places our planet in dire need of reform. The reason this date is closer than previously thought
Melting Ice Caps The Arctic is global warming’s canary in the coal mine. It is a highly sensitive area which is profoundly affected by the changing climate. The average temperature in the Arctic is rising twice as fast as elsewhere in the world (nrdc.org). Because of this, the ice cap is getting thinner, melting away, and rupturing. Here is an example of this; the largest ice block in the Arctic, the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf, had been around for 3000 years before it started cracking in 2000 (nrdc.org) By 2002, the Ward Hunt has cracked completely through and had started breaking into smaller pieces. The melting ice caps are affecting the earth and its inhabitants in many ways. In this paper, the following concepts and subjects will be
Global warming could result in the death of millions of people around the world. Another way people could contribute to helping put an end to global warming is to stop or lessen the amount of carbon dioxide released into the air. Scientist believe carbon dioxide stays in the air for years. This isn’t only bad to breath, but is also very harmful to both humans and other mammals. Animals are dying from the careless mistakes of humans. For example, polar bears rely on sheets of ice to rest from swimming. Due to global warming there is very little sheets of ice strong enough for the polar bears to sit on. Polar bears will travel until they are to weak to continue and end up drowning. Whenever there may be somewhere for the polar bear to rest, he still may die from lack of food. Fish that the bears eat such as trout and salmon require cold water to survive. Global warming is causing higher temperatures and this means that the fish cannot survive. When the fish die, the polar bear die, and then who’s next? Humans don’t realize that we are not invincible. Yes, we are superior, but if the whole food chain dies off then being on top of nothing will make humans into nothing.